On September 27, 1978, newly-hired Peoples Temple attorney Mark Lane presented the Jonestown leadership with a 10-page plan to counter the forces of “conspiracy” aligned against it. The plan was an ambitious one: it anticipated a “full-scale investigation” into the Temple’s critics, U.S. government agencies, and the press, as well as proactive legal, public relations and fundraising campaigns. The result of the activities would be “the filing of a multi-million dollar action” against everyone who “participated in the campaign against the People’s Temple.”
Originally posted on February 17th, 2013.
Last modified on April 12th, 2019.